September 16, 2009

indian dosas

This month's Daring Cooks challenge was hosted by Debyi from The Healthy Vegan Kitchen. She chose Indian dosas, inspired by a dish at one of my favourite casual places to eat in Toronto, Fresh.

The food at Fresh is largely vegan, although some dairy options are available, and made from scratch with fresh ingredients. More importantly to a non-vegan like me, the food is absolutely delicious. If you find yourself in Toronto you could do much worse than to grab a bite at Fresh.

The dosas were very tasty, filled with a curried chick pea mixture and topped with a coconut curry sauce, both equally delicious over rice. The filling and the sauce were straightforward and relatively easy to make, filling my kitchen with delicious aromas as they simmered on the stove. The dosa pancakes, on the other hand, were not quite as cooperative.

The dosa batter is quite similar to crepe batter and the cooking method is virtually identical but it took me many tries before I got a dosa that was not grossly misshapen and that's the one that made it into the photo. Luckily, it's easy to ignore the messy pancakes when the finished dish is as tasty as this one!

Visit the Daring Kitchen for a peek at the dosas created by the many talented cooks who participated in the challenge where you will also find the recipe for these yummy dosas there as well.

Thanks Debyi for choosing a dish from this fantastic eatery!

P.S. A reminder of Thursday's deadline for submissions to this week's Presto Pasta Night. If you want to join the fun, the guidelines for participating are here.


  1. Every time I stumble across a Daring Bakers Dosa post, I start to drool. I just love the fillings you guys are putting in these! Plus all of your dosas look carbilicious.

  2. Fresh is also one of my favourite places for dinner - so satisfying.

  3. Yummy!!! I think Rashnaa Restaurant has the best dosas in Toronto, so delicious and super cheap too. We should go there next, after our Mexican feast!